Rand Paul: Vote Republican for Limited Government

We’ve seen how abusive the IRS, DoJ, and NSA are under Democrats, says Sen. Rand Paul. Let’s change course.

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This article is part of a series on the libertarian vote in the 2014 midterm election. Read the alternative perspectives from other parties here and here.

It is apparent now more than ever that our government has grown out of control—and under Democratic leadership, it will only continue to infringe upon our civil liberties. Currently, this Democratic leadership is telling you how to run your businesses, telling you which doctor to see, telling you what you can and cannot eat, and monitoring your phone calls and data without a warrant.

Our Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights to protect us, and our current Democratic leadership is trampling all over these protections. President Obama and the Democrats who support him think that violating American citizen’s right to privacy is essential for national security and that proves just how out-of-touch and out of control our government has become…

…In his farewell speech in 1989, Ronald Reagan said: “As government expands, liberty contracts.”

He was right. Government cannot give us our liberty, and as government grows, liberty becomes marginalized. The collective takes precedent over the individual— and freedom shrinks.

Our government today is larger than it has ever been in the history of our country.

Our Founder’s would be ashamed at what our government has become. Micromanaging the daily lives of citizens is not the duty of government. But the GOP is taking a stand—we are saying enough is enough…



The complete article is at Reason.com


Also at Reason, Rep. Justin Amash Says Americans Are Becoming More Libertarian–And Congress Will Too

 Justin Amash says the libertarian message is winning, D.C. politicians just aren’t listening yet.


Update: Report: If Republicans Take the Senate in November, Conservative Lawmakers Are Ready to Give GOP Leaders ‘Hell’

…The news publication [Politico] apparently interviewed more than a dozen Republican lawmakers and senior aides — and it was reportedly made clear that a GOP-controlled Senate would come with a different, more uncompromising set of tactics than have been employed recently.

On the reported “wish list” for conservative lawmakers is a bill to fully repeal President Barack Obama’s controversial health care law, also known as “Obamacare,” and approval of the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline…



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